Villarreal, Antonio and Consuela 1977-04-20

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The Villarreals discuss their families’ histories, discrimination, and the realities of being a Hispanic on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Antonio and Consuela Villarreal

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 20, 1977

Location: Wilson, Texas

Interviewer: David G. Zepeda

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Antonio Villarreal, Born: Edinburg, Texas (September 2, 1943), Consuela Villarreal, Born: Lamesa, Texas (September 21, 1942), Antonio Villarreal (again), Parents, Consuela Villarreal (again), Parents, Antonio Villarreal (again), Grandparents, Consuela Villarreal (again), Grandparents, Occupations, Antonio Villarreal (again), Grandparents, To South Plains (1953), Migrant worker, Consuela Villarreal (again), Grandparents, Parents, Education, Grandparents, Parents, Antonio Villarreal (again), Third grade, Reads to further his education, Consuela Villarreal (again), Seventh grade, Consuela Villarreal (again), To Wilson, Texas (1959), Contact with braceros, Discrimination, Education, Businesses, "Whites only", Speaking Spanish was not allowed in schools, Socio-economic changes, Improvements, Antonio Villarreal (again), Ran for a seat on the Wilson City Council.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mexican-Americans, Need to get involved, Lack of voters, Attitude, Froy Salinas, Consuela Villarreal (again), Discrimination, Children, Lack of interracial interaction, Chicano, Heritage, Mexican-American teachers, Need for change.

Range Dates: 1942-1977

Bulk Dates: 1942-1950s

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